Friday, 23 March 2018

Sports & Recreation - Spinning Session

As part of the Sports and Recreation course trainees are given an opportunity to avail of some of the many local leisure facilities. Last week trainees completed a spinning session in ROM gym.   

Sports trainees took part in a spinning session 

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Sports & Recreation - Psychological Benefits of Exercise

Psychological Benefits of Exercise

We often hear about the physical benefits of exercise (e.g., increasing heart health), less often are the psychological benefits promoted. Yet, engaging in a moderate amount of physical activity will result in improved mood and emotional states. Exercise can promote psychological well-being as well as improve quality of life.

The following are common psychological benefits gained through exercise.
  • Improved mood
  • Reduced stress as well as an improved ability to cope with stress
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Pride in physical accomplishments
  • Increased satisfaction with oneself
  • Improved body image
  • Increased feelings of energy
  • Improved in confidence in your physical abilities
  • Decreased symptoms associated with depression

As people experience these psychological benefits, it is likely that they also will be motivated to continue exercises so that they continue to receive these benefits.

Sports & Recreation - A Day In Sports



11.30-12.30: GYM SESSION


Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Sports & Recreation - Healthy Lifestyle Benefits

  • Did you know if you are regularly active, you are reducing your risk of developing 35 chronic diseases.
  • Physical activity can add years to your life.
  • Physical activity improves quality of your life.
  • Helps you maintain a healthy weight.
  • Helps you manage stress better.
  • Improves your quality of sleep.
  • Builds muscle tone.
  • Boost your self-esteem.
  • Makes you feel great!
  • For more information check out

Steve and the trainees from the sports course out for a run on the track today!

Girls & Lads Active

Today the lads are playing soccer with Chris and using they gym at the sports complex.  The girls are gone for a walk on this nice spring afternoon!

Information Morning Photos

Some photos taken by Karl Brennan of the successful information day

Sports & Recreation - Core Exercises

Core exercises improve your balance and stability

Core exercises train the muscles in your pelvis, lower back, hips and abdomen to work in harmony. This leads to better balance and stability, whether on the playing field or in daily activities. In fact, most sports and other physical activities depend on stable core muscles.

Core exercises don't require specialized equipment or a gym membership

Any exercise that involves the use of your abdominal and back muscles in coordinated fashion counts as a core exercise. For example, using free weights in a manner that involves maintaining a stable trunk can train and strengthen several of your muscles, including your core muscles.
You may also try several specific core exercises to stabilize and strengthen your core. Some examples of core exercises include planks, sit-ups and fitness ball exercises.
A bridge is another example of a classic core exercise. Lie on your back with your knees bent. Keep your back in a neutral position, not arched and not pressed into the floor. Avoid tilting your hips. Tighten your abdominal muscles. Raise your hips off the floor until your hips are aligned with your knees and shoulders. Hold the position for as long as you can without breaking your form.

Information provided by Sports and Recreation Tutor (Steve Feeney).

CTC - Spring Flowers

The centre is looking very pretty with spring flowers!

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Open Day Photos

Some photos of the treats available at the open day

Some of the information and stands at the open day

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Check out our Nature Gallery!!

For more beautiful spring photos check out our Nature Gallery. Taken by Kelly.

Treat Bags for the 'Information Morning'

Lauren in the Catering Department is busy putting treat bags together with home made chocolates for tomorrow!!

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Getting ready for our "Information Morning"

Our new signage for the centre fitted today!

Catherine preparing an art display in the hallway today for our "Information Morning"

Monday, 12 March 2018

National Tree Week

As part of National Tree Week we got some free tree saplings from Sligo County Council for the centre garden. This will help improve the look of the garden.


Photos taken today by Kayla with our Ipod touch camera.

Catering Tutor Position for Leitrim CTC

Sligo Young Enterprises wishes to recruit for our Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim location, the following:

Catering Tutor

We are seeking to recruit a highly organised, experienced, enthusiastic and motivated Tutor who will be responsible for training, development and assessment of learners.   The successful candidate will plan, deliver and assess a variety of QQI Level 3 modules.

Qualifications and Education Requirements
A third level qualification in your area of expertise.
Level 6 QQI Train the Trainer qualification or equivalent.

Relevant experience of working with learners in an educational and/or training setting.

It is a condition of submission of an application for this position that you agree to vetting as per
the requirements of the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to

For further information please send a copy of your Curriculum Vitae to:
General Manager, Leitrim CTC, Unit 2, Park Lane, Carrick on Shannon, Co Leitrim.

Closing date for applications   5pm 23rd March 2018.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Girls Active Activity Festival

Kayla, Kate Frahill (Sligo Sports and Recreation Partnership) and Leanora at the Girls Active Activity Festival at Knocknarea Arena today.  Well done girls!

Girls & Lads Active

This week the lads played some basketball with Chris and the girls had a good session of Zumba with Barbara at Sligo Sports Complex.

Aideen and Janell brought a group of girls today to the annual Girls Active festival in the Knocknarea area, Sligo IT.  Enjoy girls!

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Jobseekers Information Day

Today we had a stand manned by Janell and Mary at the Jobseekers Information Day in the Glasshouse Hotel.  It was very a informative morning with stands from Intreo, JobsIreland, Sligo CFE, National Learning Network, Sligo Library, Springboard IT Sligo, Sligo Leader, Citizens Information, e-college etc.  There was also some motivational Speakers talking at it!

A group of trainees that attended the event today!

Jobseekers Information Day

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Weee Recycling for LauraLynn

We have started collecting and recycling old batteries for LauraLynn

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Red Weather Alert - Centre Closed

Met Eireann have issued a red weather alert for the entire country.  As a result Sligo CTC will be closed today and tomorrow Friday.  It will re-open on Monday 5th March.  Stay Safe.